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Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

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Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.




In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C., 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.


Comments must be submitted on or before June 6, 2002.

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Denise McLamb, Information Management Service (045A4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273-8030, FAX (202) 273-5981 or e-mail: Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0027.”

Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the information collection to VA's OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395-7316. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0027” in any correspondence.

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Title: Application for Accrued Benefits by Veteran's Surviving Spouse, Child, or Dependent Parent, (Prior Law Pension Due at the Veteran's Death Which Was Withheld From the Veteran's Payments During Hospitalization, Institutional or Domiciliary Care), VA Form 21-551.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0027.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: VA Form 21-551 is used by a surviving spouse, child, children, or dependent parent in applying for lump sum payment of pension authorized but withheld from the veteran during hospital treatment, institutional, or domiciliary care. The information is used to determine a claimant's entitlement to such benefits.

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on February 21, 2002, at page 8067.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 33 hours.

Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 20 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On Occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.

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Dated: April 23, 2002.

By direction of the Secretary:

Genie McCully,

Acting Director, Information Management Service.

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[FR Doc. 02-11237 Filed 5-6-02; 8:45 am]